Cable Operators To Assess Future Opportunities And Challenges At Kagan Cable MSO Summit, Nov. 9-10, NYC

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What are the key future revenue drivers and most serious competitive threats for cable operators and how will they be addressed? Top executives from leading multichannel service operators will discuss their plans for taking the cable platform to the next level at the Kagan Cable MSO Summit, Nov. 9-10 in New York.

Cable MSOs are beginning to reap the rewards of their five-year, $56 bil. investment to upgrade their networks into multichannel TV’s most robust, versatile platform.

Digital and high-speed-data revenue streams are well-established, and burgeoning services such as VoIP, VOD, SVOD, HDTV bundles, commercial services, DVRs, online gaming and home networking are in the early stages of development.

What are the potential returns for these services and how will they impact public and private market values in the cable TV space?

At the upcoming Kagan Cable MSO Summit the issues foremost on the minds of top executives from leading U.S. cable operators will take center stage, including cable TV values, finance and operations. This executive forum will feature an unprecedented array of executives -- from Comcast, TimeWarner, Insight, Mediacom, Rogers, Charter, Susquehanna,Vista III Media, Galaxy/Anchor Pacific and General Communications, plus top executives from leading financial and technology companies.

The Kagan Cable MSO Summit

Objective: Surviving And Thriving In A Competitive Multichannel Landscape

When: Tue. & Wed., November 9 & 10

Where: The Park Lane, Central Park South, New York

Featured speakers include:


– Mark Coblitz, Sr. Vice President/Strategic Planning, Comcast Corporation

– Dick Green, President & CEO, CableLabs

Cable MSOs...

– Mike Adams, COO & Exec. Vice President, Rogers Cable

– Mark Barber, Vice President/Telephony, Charter Communications

– Peter Brubaker, President & CEO, Susquehanna Media

– Calvin Craib, Sr. Vice President/Business Development, Mediacom Communications

– Ron Dorchester, CEO & President, Galaxy Cable and Chairman & CEO, Anchor Pacific

– Ronald A. Duncan, President, CEO & Co-Founder, General Communications

– Robert Faught, Sr. Vice President/Retail & Commercial Online Sales, Comcast Corporation

– Kenneth Fitzpatrick, Sr. Vice President/Business & Commercial Services, TimeWarner

– Neil McHugh, President & CEO, Vista III Media

– Mike Lee, Vice President/Strategy & Development, Rogers Cable

– Ken Mikalauskas, Vice President/Finance, Comcast Corporation

– Steve Silva, Exec. Vice President/Business Development, Comcast Corporation

– Mark Stephan, Sr. Vice President & CFO, Mediacom Communications

– Michael Willner, President & CEO, Insight Communications

Speakers from the financial and investment community include:

– Greg Ainsworth, Exec. Vice President, Daniels & Associates

– Dustin Angelo, Vice President, Waller Capital

– Gregory J. Attorri, Managing Director & Group Head/Media & Communications Investment Banking, Wachovia Securities

– Mark DeCruccio, Managing Director/Global Media & Communications, GE Corporate Financial Services

– Niraj Gupta, Managing Director/Cable & Satellite, Citigroup Smith Barney

– Michael McHugh, Managing Director, MCG Capital

– Craig Moffett, Vice President & Sr. Analyst/U.S. Cable & Satellite Broadcasting, Sanford C. Bernstein & Co.

– Bob Nicholson, General Partner, Spectrum Equity Investors

– Vince Pacilio, Sr. Vice President/Media Lending, The Bank of New York

– Doug Shapiro, Managing Director, Banc of America Securities

– Mark Thorsheim, Principal, DH Capital

Speakers from technology and innovation services companies include:

– Mark Palazzo, Vice President & General Manager/Access Networks Business Unit, Transmission Network Systems, Scientific-Atlanta

– Jay Schiller, Sr. Vice President/Market Development, nCUBE

– Steve Snyder, Partner/Communications & High Tech, Accenture

– David R. Spear, Exec. Vice President/Strategy & Market Development, Cedar Point

– Kenneth Wright, Chief Technology Officer, C-COR


November 9: (full day)

• SIZING UP THE TRIPLE-PLAY PROMISE: The Future of Cable Revenue & Cash Flow


• CABLE FINANCE IN THE CONSOLIDATED ERA: Leverage, Composition and Costs


November 10: (half-day)

• VoIP VISION AND THE COMPETITION: How Fast the Rollout, How Fierce the Retaliation?

• FROM ON-DEMAND TO ALL-DIGITAL: Future Scope and Potential Returns of MSOs’ Capital Investments

Registration information: 1-800-307-2529 or online at

About Kagan Research: For more than 35 years, media strategists and decision-makers have turned to Kagan for the accurate data and critical insights they need to anticipate market developments. Kagan expert intelligence and independent analysis is focused on the business of media -- from tech to finance. Go to for a complete catalog of Kagan publications, executive events and consulting services.


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